Raymond Slade’s US government issued “Project White Star” passport. The US Government issued civilian passports to US Special Forces personnel for covert entry into Laos.
Raymond R. Slade served three tours in South East Asia. His first tour was in 1961 with 1stSpecial Forces Group (ABN) as part of TDY Team assigned to Laos under Project White Star. He returned for a second tour in 1967 with Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Forward Operational Base #3 (FOB#3), Khe Sanh and was later reassigned to FOB#4, Recon Company assigned to Recon Team Intruder. Ray returned for his third tour in 1970 with MAC V SOG, Command and Control North (CCN), Recon Team Intruder and was later reassigned to Camp Long Thanh (B-53). During the veteran’s tour he is credited with capturing a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldier in Laos.
First Sergeant (E-8) Slade retired from the Army in March 1975 after twenty years’ service with thirty months in Vietnam.
Raymond Slade passed away on April 23, 2007.